The Myth Of The Eternal Return: Cosmos And History

The Myth Of The Eternal Return: Cosmos And History

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Paperback, Princeton University Press, 2005, ISBN# 0691123500
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THE MYTH OF THE ETERNAL RETURN

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THE MYTH OF THE ETERNAL RETURN


This founding work of the history of religions, first published in English in 1954, secured the North American reputation of the Romanian emigre-scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures and drawing on scholarship published in no less than half a dozen European languages, Eliade's "The Myth of the Eternal Return" makes both intelligible and compelling the religious expressions and activities of a wide variety of archaic and "primitive" religious cultures. While acknowledging that a return to the "archaic" is no longer possible, Eliade passionately insists on the value of understanding this view in order to enrich our contemporary imagination of what it is to be human. Jonathan Z. Smith's new introduction provides the contextual background to the book and presents a critical outline of Eliade's argument in a way that encourages readers to engage in an informed conversation with this classic text.
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Number of Pages: 195
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: RELIGION AND SCIENCE ,  COSMOLOGY ,  MYTH ,  Religion & Spiritual
Author: Trask, Willard R. ,  Smith, Jonathan Z. ,  Eliade, Mircea
Target Audience: C
Translator: Trask, Willard R.
Edition: 2 ,  Revised
Series Title: Bollingen Series; Mythos Series
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
ISBN-13: 9780691123509
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0691123500
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